We are thrilled to have Patsy O’Brien return to Spanish Peaks! He has become a favorite of everyone who attends the Festival. It is likely because Patsy’s talents are so unique, truly inhabiting a niche of his own. The NY Irish Echo is quoted (on his website) as saying that Patsy “‘Falls in the void between Van Morrison, Robbie Robertson and Jethro Tull.” While Patsy is clearly an outstanding guitarist and singer, it is more likely Patsy’s ability to tell a story and to put a creative twist onto a traditional song that makes him such a favorite. One such example would be his rendition of Irish folk song, “The Star of the County Down.”
This year Patsy performs in Cuchara, starting the Festival off at the Dog Bar on Thursday, September 21, 2023. He will be performing and speaking throughout the Festival, so make sure you look for his concerts and workshops.
You can also follow Patsy on his Facebook page and check out lots of video content.